Holly Dolly Fashion

Unicorn Salt and Pepper Shakers

Aren't they the coolest?! I spotted these ceramic unicorn salt and pepper shakers at Target while looking for CR 2032 watch batteries for the baby's food scale and I got struck with the "Awwww those are stinkin' awesome babe seriously! unicorns? seriously! salt and pepper shakers? I am so getting these!" *insert goofy amused by random things grin here*

 Logical reasoning for my purchase:

 1.) They're unicorns
 2.) They're practical. They hold salt and pepper.
 3.) Why not?

and now they're sitting on a stand in my room looking pretty because they don't match my kitchen and they do match my bedroom.



What Does Splat "Pink Fetish" Hair Dye Look Like on Hair?

Yep I dyed my hair pink =)

Happy New Year!

Holly Dolly

Balenciaga - Past to Present (2010)

This is a research paper on the history of Balenciaga that I wrote for an English class awhile back. Do not publish elsewhere without my permission.

The Past and Present of the House of Balenciaga
Written by Holly M. Cupp

Balenciaga is one of the most highly acclaimed names in high-fashion.  Cristobal Balenciaga introduced the world to Baby Doll dresses, boxy suits, and re-invented silhouettes. Cristobal Balenciaga was born in 1895 in the Basque region of Spain. His mother was a seamstress so naturally he developed an interest for fashion at an early age. Between the years 1918 -1919, at age sixteen, the fashion icon opened his first shop in San Sebastian, Spain. The reverence he won among the locals inspired him to open a second shop in Madrid and a third in Barcelona. The Spanish Civil War forced Balenciaga to relocate to Paris in 1937. He opened his haute couture house at 10 Avenue George V.

Backyard Playground Options for Kids

About a year and a half ago my family moved into what we hope to be our permanent home. Since the move my husband and I have done a lot of research on different backyard playground options for kids. We've got 5 children after-all and a decent sized yard to customize to our liking, why not?

We first got the idea of purchasing a full backyard playground on a trip to Sam's Club to stock up on kitchen essentials for the new place. They had a Leisure Time cedar playground on display. I personally had never thought of the idea of a playground in the backyard before. Growing up everyone who had any form of playground equipment in their backyard had either a swing-set or a basketball hoop and sometimes even both. This, an actual all-out playground, was just mind-boggling!